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10 Things We Love About... Texan Weddings

Lots of locales have something special to bring to a wedding:  New York offers sophistication, Vegas has rhinestone studded Elvis impersonators, and Hawaii boasts beautiful beaches. Texas is no different, and there are lots of things to love about a Lone Star State wedding. Here are some of our favorite things about Texan weddings.

Having that country wedding in the country

Texas couples brave the state’s unpredictable weather every single month of the year to be able to get married with their shoes (or boots!) standing on the soil of the land they love, against a backdrop of open sky.

Nature is a great florist

Some brides and grooms think there’s nothing more beautiful than the wildflowers they see in Texas’s open fields and along its roadsides, so they use them! Bouquets and decorations abound with sunflowers, baby’s breath, and black-eyed Susans to name a few. Of course, there’s one wildflower that deserves a spot all its own . . . 

The most beautiful shade of blue

Every year Texas natives and visitors alike can’t resist pulling off to the sides of roads and highways to have their pictures taken among the distinct blue blooms of the state flower, the bluebonnet. Brides and grooms are no exception; if there’s a patch, they’ll strike a pose!

 

A down-home look

Barn wood, handwritten signs, and jelly jars are just a few of the country-chic touches that make a ceremony and reception feel downright homey. 

Those cowboy boots

If it’s a Texas wedding, someone is wearing boots. Sometimes it’s the entire wedding party!  

Tight-knit families and time-honored customs

The bride walks down the aisle with her daddy who, before the ceremony, placed a penny in her shoe. She’s got the requisite somethings borrowed, blue, old, and new—some of which have been in the family for years. Ceremony seats are filled by almost every living relative, and not one of them can stop smiling.  

Delicious regional favorites

Even the fanciest catering companies in Texas know to have a barbecue option, and delightful Tex-Mex dinners are not unheard of.  Would y’all like the chicken or the fish tacos? 

Nothing is finer than an ice cold Shiner

These folks love their beer and love their state, so tasty Texas brews often show up at receptions. Particular favorites include Lone Star beer and the Spoetzl brewery’s pride and joy, Shiner Bock.

The more cake the better

Texas weddings come with TWO cakes—one for him and one for her!  Brides tend to choose more traditional, white, multi-tiered affairs, leaving grooms free to opt for something chocolate and decadent. 

Line dance the night away

Everyone loves to get down at a reception, but Texans prefer some of that dancing to be done in formation. While there will be plenty of tunes to freestyle to, it’s pretty much a given that several songs will require guests to boot scoot boogey!

 

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